A nuclear bomb of a book!

Such a little nuclear bomb of a book—it’s a must-read… https://t.co/q6WqF2I2p9 — Rick Lawrence (@RickSkip) January 25, 2019 Ha! Thanks Rick! Grow Down turns 5 soon. I’m so thankful for those who helped support this project. And I’m glad to see it’s still encouraging people to root themselves into Jesus, …

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SYMC 2016 – Chicago

  Getting excited about joining youth workers this weekend in Chicago for SYMC (Simply Youth Ministry Conference). I’ll be leading a 4-hour “half-track” on Grow Down on Saturday, getting inspired by peers, and working with Tony Myles and Heather Dixon on a discussion panel called “Handling Tough Topics With Teenagers …

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Timelapse of Grow Down Drawing

Worked on a 30 second timelapse video of my GROW DOWN drawing. This has often been called the “tree diagram”… but that sounds way to boring. Each component of this drawing has profound meaning– even if my artwork is not fantastic– from the winds of life to the knot on …

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Backyard IceFort

Winter in Minnesota can be tough. You could retreat for 5 months and cower in misery… or you could BUILD A WICKED COOL ICE-FORT! That’s what Ben and I decided to do. So a couple of years ago (Yes, over 730 days before today!!), we started saving up milk cartons. …

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Surrender to Jesus

There comes a point where I recognize defeat. My constant pursuit of flailing-failings teaches me, if I am wise that is, to give up the race of independence from God and give in to the utter reliance I have upon his mercy and grace. The crescendo of crisis in my sapped soul propels me to a …

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